SOLD FOR: $1975
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1A National Match (NA9102)
Serial Number: 083008
Year of Manufacture: August, 1994 (per Springfield)
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Detachable Magazine Fed Rifle.
Markings: The rear of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 083008”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186 / TRW ZJ”. The left sight knob is marked with numbers 2-11 with a hash mark between each number, “M” between step 10 and 11, “S” between 9 and 10, and “A” between 8 and 9. The right knob is marked “LEFT / WCF / LEFT” and has arrows. The top of the rear sight arm is marked “NM”. The right side of the front sight is marked “NM 072”. The top of the barrel is marked “NM .308”. The fit of the fire control group is very tight, likely do to the bedding, and the action is bedded to the stock. We did not remove the fire control group or action from the stock to inspect for additional markings.
Barrel Length: 22?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective ears dovetailed and set screwed to a base that is integral to the flash hider. Due to CA law, the flash hider is not installed, but is included. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture set between protective ears. Installed is a Springfield 2nd Generation Government Optic with 4-14x magnification and a First Focal Plane (FFP) Rangefinder BDC reticle. The optic is attached to a Springfield side mounted picatinny style rail. The optic is clean with clear lenses.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The walnut stock has a pistol grip and uses a synthetic upper handguard. The action is glass-bedded in the stock. There are sling swivels mounted at the butt and on the forend. The buttstock has a checkered metal butt plate that swivels up to reveal a second checkered buttplate underneath it. The second buttplate has a trapdoor covering two holes in the stock for storage of the included cleaning equipment. The stock has a few light nicks and scuffs, most notable on the left between the receiver and trigger and at the toe on the right. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows no significant wear. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp & deep. There is no erosion. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear and there are light handling marks, but there is no notable damage. The markings are deep. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the previously mentioned scope, the detached flash hider, a single 20-round magazine, a brown leather military-style sling and some factory paperwork (no manual). The magazine shows minor operational wear with intact feed lips and a strong spring. Please note, no magazines will be included where prohibited by law.
Our Assessment: From Springfield: “The M1A™ National Match rifle is totally focused on competitive long-range shooting. To that end the rifle is mated to a custom fitted glass bedded walnut stock and runs a tuned two-stage 4.5-lb. competition trigger. The service-length 1:11″-twist six-groove air-gauged barrel is designed to win matches. With generations of institutional knowledge upon which to draw, Springfield Armory® has poured their heart and soul into this competition hotrod.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. This M1A National Match is in Fine-Excellent condition and should make its new owner smile every time they take it out to the range. Please see our photos and good luck!